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Oakhurst Man Killed In Last Night’s Shooting Identified

OAKHURST — The man who was shot to death last night in a dispute over a marijuana grow on Road 423 has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Timothy Fadgen, 49, was killed when he reportedly got into a confrontation with individuals who were growing pot on his property, and things escalated, according to Cmdr. Bill Ward. Multiple ...

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Oakhurst Man Shot In Dispute Over Marijuana Grow

OAKHURST — Detectives and crime scene investigators have been arriving for the past couple of hours at a home in the 52000 block of Road 423, following a fatal shooting. According to Sheriff Jay Varney, there was a trespass marijuana grow on the residents’ property, where they had lived for several years. Shortly after 7 p.m. this evening, an argument apparently ...

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Man Dies In Apparent Shooting Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST — Madera County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one man is dead in Oakhurst this evening, as the result of an apparent gunshot wound. Just before 7:30 p.m. deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 52000 block of Road 423, just off Road 426. No other information is confirmed at this time. We will update as more ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through Aug. 6

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 31, to Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 Oakhurst trespassing On Monday, July 31 at 8:32 a.m. a subject was arrested for trespassing at a business on the 40000 block of Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 31 at 10:39 ...

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Sheriff Honors Three Retiring Search & Rescue Volunteers

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team bid a fond but reluctant farewell to three long-time members this past week. At a luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 2, Sheriff Jay Varney honored three retiring Madera Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers — Mike and Brenda Perreira, and Ron Vargas — for their years of service. “These three demonstrated ...

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Sheriff’s Crime Log Through July 30

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, July 24, to Sunday, July 30, 2017: Coarsegold theft On Monday, July 24 at 1:48 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a call regarding a theft and vandalism. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact the reporting party by phone, the deputy met ...

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Oakhurst Resident Dies In Crash On Highway 120

TUOLUMNE COUNTY — One person is dead and another seriously injured after a single-vehicle accident near Sonora last week. Wayne Dubois, 82, and Artha Dubois, 79, both of Oakhurst, were eastbound on Highway 120 near Buck Meadows in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup at approximately 55 miles per hour, according to CHP. Artha Dubois was driving, and apparently lost control of ...

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18-Year-Old Man Drowns In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the drowning death of an 18-year-old man at Hensley Lake this morning. Just after 10 a.m., 911 received what was described as a “frantic call” from a party at the Hidden View Campground, saying that a family member had gone into the water and not resurfaced. The Hensley Lake Ranger responded to ...

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Teenager Drowns In Hensley Lake

MADERA COUNTY — Around 10 a.m. this morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a possible drowning in Hensley Lake, just south of Raymond. The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was dispatched to the incident, reported to be near the campground area. Cal Fire also responded. KMPH Fox 26 is reporting that at about 11 a.m., two ...

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Man Cited For Trespassing During Detwiler Fire Dies

MARIPOSA COUNTY — One of the two men taken into custody for failing to comply with orders to stay off the streets in the evacuated area during the Detwiler Fire, has passed away. Daniel Thomas, 38, of Mariposa, died yesterday afternoon after being transported to the hospital for unknown reasons. The cause of his death is not known, and the ...

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